Wouldn’t it be great if we could all get restful, relaxing sleeps each night? To do so, we’d have to be in dreamland for a minimum of seven to eight hours straight. For many of us, busy lifestyles don’t make good night’s sleeps possible. But, it’s even harder for seniors to get the sleep they need. Unfortunately, there is a myriad of reasons older adults have harder times falling asleep at night. We’ll get to those shortly.
While it’s important for you to often be by the sides of your aging parents to provide them with the care they need, there will also be moments when they’ll need their privacy. By offering them some private time, you help your elderly folks to feel independent. This restoration of independence can go a long way in improving their moods and daily outlooks on life.
Also known as vertical platform lifts or wheelchair lifts, porch lifts ascend a few feet off the ground to provide people with safe passages past tricky flights of steps. Naturally, those with mobility issues are more susceptible, than the rest of us, to falling and injuring themselves while climbing stairs. A porch lift eliminates that risk.
Everyone who lives with older adults is very well aware of the many physical challenges they face. We make it our duties to ensure the safety and well-being of the seniors in our lives. However, it’s important for us to remember that, while helping our elderly loved ones, we have to come up with ways to help them feel independent. A loss of independence is a huge reason so many seniors have lowered self-esteems.
In what ways can you help to boost a senior’s self-esteem?
Stair lifts are among the greatest mobility solutions on the market. They practically eliminate any potential for there to be a slip and fall on a flight of stairs. And, in case it wasn’t already obvious, a tumble down a bunch of steps is one of the worst things that an older adult can experience.
Welcome to 2020! Yes, we know that the year is now a week old, but since this is the first Advantage Home Health Solutions blog of the new year, we thought it was an opportune time to send out our well wishes to all our readers. We don’t have to remind you that 2020...
New Year’s Eve is bound to be a very special celebration for a lot of people, it’s important, of course, to not forget our elderly loved ones. They may not be up for a big party that night. But they sure do deserve to enjoy a super 2020! How can they do it?
A couple of weeks ago, our blog highlighted a number of ways to reduce the risk of falling in the bathroom. It’s necessary to be constantly mindful of bathroom safety, but it needs to be reiterated that the shower/bathtub is an area where slips and falls most commonly occur. It should go without saying that, if you live with an elderly loved one, it’s vital to ensure his/her safety in the shower. How can you do that?
Have you completed your holiday shopping? With only two weeks left until Christmas, you need to find a little time to hit the mall (or an online store that will deliver within two weeks) and wrap up all of your shopping requirements. You also probably need a little help figuring out what to buy everyone you love. Not to worry – the suggestions in today’s blog will make it easier to shop for the senior in your life.
Don’t assume that older adults have no interest in signing up for gym memberships. Hoisting heavy barbells and sprinting on treadmills may not be recommended for most seniors. However, getting in regular exercise is a good idea for people of all ages. No matter your age, working out is necessary. In fact, light exercise has numerous benefits for seniors.
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We have been extremely happy with your customer service. After dealing with your staff we appreciate your honest advice and your willingness to accommodate us when at all possible. We look forward to dealing with you in the future.
I experienced service at its best from this awesome team. Their service did not begin and end with the sale. They provide support / knowledge and the right service to meet your specifically tailored needs. They are the go to team!
You have always been so great to our clients. I wish you and your team great success. Thanks again for all that you and your team do for our clients.
We contacted Silver Cross (now Advantage Home Health Solutions) for information pertaining to Stair Lists. We were contacted the very next morning and an in home visit was scheduled for later that day. Upon the visit and confirmation that we would be able to install a stair lift, we received a quote the next morning and installation was completed 2 days later.
We cannot express enough how courteous and expedient the services were. The service was provided with extensive knowledge, professionalism and friendly mannerisms. We would highly recommend the company to all our family and friends.
Thanks so much for making my dad’s life so much easier and fear free of stairs now.
Silver Cross (now Advantage Home Health Solutions) was one of the providers I considered for the installation of a porch lift. Phil’s personal interest, attention to detail, competitive pricing and excellent service was so impressive compared to the others, that it was an easy decision to his company. I had complete confidence in him and he fulfilled the order on time and as promised.
I have continued to use his business for subsequent needs and the service continues to be excellent. It is always a pleasure to do business with Phil and his staff.
I dealt with Silver Cross in Ontario about 10 years ago so when I found myself in need of a Stairlift in my home in Calgary, I contacted them based on the great customer experience I had previously. I certainly wasn’t disappointed and experienced the same, if not better, service than I had before. I appreciate the independent advice that they are able to provide and I really felt that my best interests and my satisfaction were the primary consideration. Thanks again for the superior customer service.
If it were not for Joan and her old fashioned wherewithall, utter kindness, knowledge of the Alberta Health system and billing procedures, and all around super attitude, I’d still be housebound. Thank you are the only two words I have, but believe me, they deserve a whole lot more, truly a wonderful, caring and old fashioned service company. I highly recommend them to anyone.
Thank you so much for all your support and assistance towards my mother, Alice. I called her late afternoon yesterday and asked her, if she received any speeding tickets. We followed her when she went for lunch and we had to tell her to slow down.
Believe she is very happy and having fun with the scooter. Halleluiah!!!
Have a good day!
By the way, Sean is a great guy and is doing a terrific job installing the equipment. He really enjoys his job.
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We want to help you understand what options are available so you have the information you need to determine the best solution for you in your home. We welcome your inquiry!
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